US provide excuse letter for fans wanting to avoid work

The US football team has provided an excuse letter for excited fans who want to avoid work to watch their clash with Germany.

Signed by Jurgen Kinsmann, the letter says: "I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause."

Both sides are on four points in Group D, and a draw will put them through to the last 16 ahead of Ghana and Portugal.

The letter was signed by head coach Jurgen Kinsmann. Credit: US Soccer

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